Emerald Kikuyu Lawn Seed Mix (95% straight seed) is ideal to use for lawn repair patches, over-sowing cool season grass lawns that collapse in the heat, or for new lawns where you prefer to have a higher percentage of Emerald Kikuyu lawn seed.
It is a turf type kikuyu that has a darker green colour and finer leaf texture than vegetative kikuyu and other seeded varieties. Emerald Kikuyu is more cold tolerant than other warm season grasses and retains its green colour better. It also withstands heat and drought well and is not susceptible to many of the common turf pests or diseases. It has good tolerance of wear and quickly recovers from injury. Its fine dense habit means it provides an excellent turf for the home gardener.
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What to expect
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After 5 weeks
(Results may vary depending on soil temperature)
Emerald Kikuyu Lawn Seed Mix can take 1-3 weeks to germinate (depending on soil temperature). Because of this we have mixed the Kikuyu with a “mother crop” which will germinate very quickly. This will help crowd out any weed seeds that germinate, and slowly but surely the Kikuyu will grow and slowly over-run the mother crop (which will eventually die) and you end up with a beautiful emerald green kikuyu lawn. Keep top 1cm moist at all times during germination. Best time to sow Emerald Kikuyu Lawn Seed mix is Spring, Summer or early Autumn. Can be sown 12 months of the year provided ground temperatures are around 21-23C.
It is very important to start cutting the ‘mother crop’ as soon as it reaches approx 5cms. Keep this cut to around 2.5cms. This will allow the warmth and sunlight into the ‘thatch’ to bring on the Emerald Kikuyu. If you let the ‘mother crop’ get too high, then this will shade the Emerald Kikuyu and slow its establishment.
See below our recommended directions for application on new lawns and lawn repair.
|Munns Emerald Kikuyu Lawn Seed Mix (95% straight seed) 400g|
|Contains||By Count||Minimum Germination|
|Emerald Kikuyu CT5000||95%||85%|